Where Are They Now?

Aurora alumni have paved a broad path for the future generations of Aurora graduates. Our alumni are positive role models and leaders in their middle school and high school communities. Consequently, our current graduates are well sought after.

Matching Your Middle School to Your 5th Grader

Most families apply to Aurora when their child is quite young. Parents chose Aurora because they feel it is the best fit for their family and child. We don’t yet know who your child will be as a fifth grader when they are just entering kindergarten.

  • Will she be a serious mathematician who wants to attend a school with a Math Club?
  • Will sports be his focus for choosing a middle school?
  • Maybe music calls her and she’ll want to go to a school where she can play in a jazz band.

Aurora parents are able to reevaluate their school choice based on who their child is in the fifth grade. Our students apply to and visit many different Middle Schools in the area. They are able to be thoughtful and self-reflective about who they are as learners and what is important to them in choosing a school. This is a valuable process that engages our fifth graders in creating their future.

Middle School Attendance 2010-2016

Our 4/5 Teachers along with our Admissions Director work with our fifth grade families to support them through the Middle School Admissions process. We host a Middle School information night early in the fall for parents and an Alumni Panel every January for our fifth grade students to attend.


  • Julia Morgan School for Girls
  • Oakland School for the Arts
  • Public Schools
  • Park Day
  • Prospect Sierra
  • Raskob Institute
  • Redwood Day
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal
  • Tehiyah
  • Athenian
  • Beacon
  • Bentley
  • Berkeley School
  • Black Pine Circle
  • Catholic Schools
  • CC Jewish Day School
  • East Bay School for Boys
  • Head Royce

High School Attendance

  • Holy Names
  • International High
  • Jewish Community High
  • Lick Wilmerding
  • Maybeck
  • Other Public High Schools
  • Oakland School of the Arts
  • St. Mary’s
  • Urban School
  • Athenian
  • Arrowsmith
  • Beacon
  • Bentley
  • Berkeley High
  • Bishop O’Dowd
  • College Prep
  • Drew
  • Head Royce

A Selection of Colleges Attended

  • San Diego State University
  • Santa Monica College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Scripps College
  • San Francisco State University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of California at Davis
  • University of California at Irvine
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • University of California at San Diego
  • University of California at Santa Cruz
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Washington University
  • Brown University
  • Brooks School of Photography
  • Bucknell University
  • Carleton College
  • University of Chicago
  • Colgate University
  • Columbia University
  • Dennison University
  • De Paul University
  • Diablo Valley College
  • Ex’pression College for Digital Arts
  • Gonzaga University
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • Oberlin College
  • Occidental College
  • Pitzer College
  • Reed College